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Inverso Won’t Seek Reelection

Big news:

State Sen. Peter A. Inverso (R-Mercer) will announce today he will not seek re-election in the Nov. 6 election, Republican aides confirmed.

Inverso, 68, a bank executive from Hamilton, is the 12th member of the 40-member Senate to announce he is retiring from the upper house. He was elected to the Senate 1992 and has been re-elected four times in what is considered a swing district that includes suburban Mercer and Middlesex counties. The district’s two Assembly members include a Democrat and a Republican.

This weekend Mercer Democrats picked Rate Counsel Seema Singh to run for the Senate seat. Bill Baroni is expected to be the Republican candidate. Mercer Democrats have not yet chosen another candidate to run for the open Assembly seat.

Big doings in NJ’s 14th Legislative District?

So Politics NJ has all kinds of juicy tidbits about what may be going on in NJ’s 14th Legislative District. 

According to Bill Albers at Politics NJ,

Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) says she is considering a challenge to five-term Republican State Sen. Peter Inverso (R-Hamilton) in 2007.

Greenstein said that the 14th district Senate seat is “something that I would be interested in,” but noted that the decision to run will require careful consideration.

At the same time, Wally reports:

Democratic insiders are saying that John Cimino, the son of former Assemblyman and state Personnel Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Cimino, is showing serious interest in challenging two-term Republican Assemblyman William Baroni in 2007. An executive with UBS Securities, LLC, Cimino is a member of the Hamilton Township Redevelopment Agency and the Economic Development Advisory Commission.

Don’t forget about Dan Benson who ran with Linda in the last election cycle. Sounds like some competition and it will be interesting to watch this shake out…